What is National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)?

  • NDMA is the apex statutory body set up under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Chairman: Prime minister
  • Functions:
    • coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response
    • lay down policies, plans and guidelines for Disaster Management to ensure timely and effective response to disasters.
    • Provide support to other countries affected by major disasters as may be determined by the Central Government among others.
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